When a Pattern Speaks to You...

You know what I mean.  You browse Ravelry, or Knitty, or pinterest, Instagram, Twist Collective--and you idle over new patterns as older patterns drift by in your 'favorites' or pile up in your knitting queue.  Some patterns wait quietly for the day when you match them up with a beautiful yarn, and others are more insistent. They show up over and over! 

That has been the case for me since I first saw the graphica's 'Inspira Cowl' (right) on Ravelry nearly five years ago. I 'favorited' it. I downloaded it. I read it. I looked at all three versions, and pored over many of the 3,500 projects posted on Ravelry since it was published.

And this week, the pattern came together with two beautiful yarns, and I cast on!  I'm making the Mesa Rock version which is written for Aran weight yarn.  I'm following the pattern as written, except that instead of using two ombre' style color changing yarns, I'm using Reggae Ombre' with a coordinating solid color of Kenzie.  It's already incredibly soft and appealing--and I can't stop knitting!

 photo c graphica

photo c graphica